SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — An 87-year-old grandmother was forced to drive for nearly 12 hours after her grandson held a knife to his own throat and smoked meth, investigators said.
Robert White’s family had been trying to help him deal with his meth addiction and put him in a hotel room for a few days, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said. His grandmother came to get him Saturday.
The 22-year-old got into the back of her car, put a knife to his throat and told her to drive. Authorities say he smoked meth and rambled about being followed for nine months.
Around 8 a.m. Sunday, White called 911. GPS technology helped deputies find and stop them.
According to authorities, the grandmother was not hurt, but she was tired.
White faces charges of 2nd-degree kidnapping, meth possession, menacing, 1st-degree criminal mischief and violating the protective order around his grandmother.